The TJK Design Build Staff
Our employees are the foundation of TJK’s success. Professional, experienced and dedicated, our staff works to effectively provide our clients what they expect of a top-rate design-build architectural and general contracting company.
Take a moment to meet some of our key employees:
Timothy J. Kritter, President
Timothy J. Kritter founded TJK Design Build, Inc one early Monday morning at his modest dining room table back in 1992. Tim started working in the Madison construction market right out of college and began making a name for himself. Tim has now successfully worked in the Greater Madison Area design and construction industry for over 37 years, 30 of which have been at the helm of TJK. Tim received his architectural degree from UW-Milwaukee and his structural engineering degree from UW-Madison. With professional registration as an architect and structural engineer, Tim has utilized this rare combination of technical ability and hands-on building construction experience to design and construct many challenging and diverse building projects.
Tim continues to run TJK with the same motto he adopted from the start: Work Hard, Be Fair, Have Fun. He currently lives in Madison with his wife Liz Kritter, “doin their thing.” He spends his free time staying busy with the dogs, the great outdoors and catching up and hangin’ with his kids when he can!
Jon Hepner – Executive Vice President
Jonathan D. Hepner has over 13 years of professional experience in the real estate industry. He’s represented three well known real estate developers and property owners in the Greater Madison Area, and has held a Wisconsin real estate sales license since 2015. His focus has been centered around multi-family and mixed-use development; site due-diligence, financial analysis, entitlements, renewable energy and construction administration. Jon earned both Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Business Marketing degrees from Edgewood College.
Jon and his wife, Krista, along with their son, Grant, and dog, Barry, live in rural Verona. Jon loves exploring the outdoors with his family and enjoys exercising, golf, trout fishing and snowboarding.
John J. Bieno; AIA
John joined TJK Design Build in July of 1998 after working for several architecture firms in the Midwest. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and has worked on projects across the country, with a focus on commercial projects in Wisconsin. John has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.
Tim Budworth – Associate Architect and Project Coordinator
Tim Budworth (Bud) – has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, primarily working in the design/build space. His main focus is drafting plans and ideas for clients and field personnel at all stages of construction. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three young children.
Sandy Frankland – Business Manager
Sandy joined TJK Design Build in August 2022 as Business Manager. She manages contracts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial and tax reporting, banking, payroll, and insurance.
She has over 20 years of accounting experience in a variety of industries including insurance, small business accounting, and hospitality, as well as 14+ years of real estate and development expertise.
Sandy earned her associate degree in Accounting at Madison College. She has co-owned a service business for 25+ years with her husband, Mike. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family: sons Nick and Jake, daughter in law Lindsey, and two grandchildren. She loves taking walks with Bennie, her golden retriever, as well as spending time at the family cabin, traveling, boating, hiking, and bowling.
Thu Mon – Draftswoman
Mon has over 15 years of architectural and engineering drafting and design experience. In addition to her drafting and design experience, Mon holds an electrical engineering degree, and certificates in M&E and BIM.